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Sun Clock

Sun Clock
  • #: 219754
  • Price: $0.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated: 2009-06-18
  • Current Version: 1.1
  • 1.1
  • Size: 2.00 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Stuart Compton
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 2.2.1 or later
  • © Frybread Software
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If Louis the Fourteenth were alive today, he'd be almost 300 years old. He'd also have this clock on his iPhone, a sun clock fit for a Sun King. And now you can too. While it's docked on your desk, it gives your castle that 'touch of Versailles' elegance. The clock includes not only the sunrise and sunset dials you'd expect with such Old World craftsmanship, but also a rare sphere-style moon phase indicator. In the field (whether you're fighting the Hapsburgs for control of the Spanish throne, or simply taking the train to work) the sun clock displays your latitude and longitude, both in degrees and on a miniature map of the world. Made from the finest and purest gold pixels, it never needs dusting, oiling, or polishing. Become a patron of the arts, download the sun clock and let your iPhone shine forth!

Due to popular confusion (sorry) an explanation. In order to accurately predict sunrise and sunset Sun Clock needs to know exactly where you are. It does this automatically when the app starts, but I also provide a button (the one at "4:30") to force an update in your position if you didn't happen to be in a place where your position could be determined when the application starts.

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Rated 4/5 based on 3 customer reviews.

 

3/5 stars

Still needs refinement

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The ability to more accurately manually set current location (the current method functions VERY poorly). The ability to remember that location without setting it each time you launch the app.

5/5 stars

Practical Yet Stunning

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This is more than just your typical clock app. It shows the phases of the moon and the time for sunrise and sunset. According to a recent email from the developer, the moon phases are accurate within 1/2 of a day, and the sunrise and sunset within 3-5 minutes. The second hand moves gracefully, better than any I have seen. If you want more accuracy, I suggest the many anemic astronomical apps that are out there.

I asked the developer if he is planning to add an alarm feature, and he replied that the alarm that comes with the iPod does a great job. I concur: I just tried it out. As Sun Clock is running, the alarms went off at the appropriate time. I was told too that screen burn-in is a thing of the past; my iPod Touch has never looked so purdy and elegant.

Other reviewers had suggested sound, I'm not sure that this is a good idea. The tick of the second hand or a chime on the 1/2 and top of the hour may distract from Sun Clock's initial beauty. Many of the other clocks that ticked, drove my wife crazy! Other reviewers had suggested a more accurate way of entering the latitude and longitude; currently, it's accurate within 100 ft. of my address. How much accuracy does one need?

The developers are so responsive, and know their products well. It appears that Frybread will not compromise the quality of their products. If you do purchase Sun Clock, not only will you gain a great product, but you can also take pride that you're supporting a fellow Native American--THE most overlooked peoples group in America (Frybread, I hope you don't mind...).

5/5 stars

Gorgeous and practical

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This wonderful clock can appeal to so many- Steampunk enthusiasts will love the whirling gears, brass and early scientific themes, astronomers will love the design too, as well as anyone who enjoys antiques. And it goes without saying that horologists will! Perhaps a well timed tick and a chime would complement it well, but even as is it gets 5+ from me!

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